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(Signed) M. GOLDENBERO. PEOPLE TERRORIZED Clamoring to Get Away From Martinique. PELEE STILL SMOKING THE DIXIE LANDS SUPPLIES AT FORT DE FRANCE. The People Do Not Need More Food, but Only Want to Escape. FORT DK FRANCE. Island of Martinique, Wednesday. May 21. 4 p.m.-Streams of frightened refugees have been pouring into Fort tie France from all the surrounding country. These people are not destitute, but they are terrified. They want only one thing, and that is to be taken away from this island. The consuls here and the officers of the war vessels in the harbor are waylaid by scores of persons crazed with fear and beg ging to be carried away. The weather is now calm and beautiful, but the mountain is veiled In volcanic clouds, which often assume a very threat ening aspect, and occasional rumblings are h.ard. Seme heavy and very welcome rain fell this morning. The United States steamer Dixie, Captain Berry, from New York, arrived today, after a quick and safe passage. Her passengers inolud. many world-famous scientists. Prof. Robert T Hill, government geologist. Prof. K B rchgrevink. the Antarctic explorer; M.-^rs George Curtis and George Kennan, ar d many magazine writers and correspond enwTre ateo among those who arrived on the steamer. Dixie Lands Supplies. The*"l>ixle began landing her enormous cargo of supplies early and the storehouse, on shore soon became congested. This Is the greatest difficulty of tMe administration. This morning the United States steamer p( tomac, with the commanders of the war vessels now here, went to inspect St. Pierre. With the greatest difficulty th* ceded in making a landing. Php of the outburst of yesterday were d. us. Th. huge basalt towers of the cathe dral were pulverized and the walls were hurled flat to the earth. The bombardment of volcanic stones is not sufficient to ac count for this, and all evidences po nt to the passage of a furious blast of K.:s. traveling at enormous speed and with in -ale'ulable force. The deposit of boulders, aties and angular stones is enormous. Not ;i living human being saw what happened at St. Pierre yesterday morning. This second eruption was many times n re viol, nt than that which effaced bt. Pi, rre and swept Its people from the earth. X T has all volcanic activity ceased. \ ast c< lumns of smoke and gas still pour from the gr. it crater. New fissures have opened on th- mountain sides and are vomiting yellow whirlwinds, which rush intermittently now from I I.e point, and now from another. 1' i'ing mud is also thrown out at times in torrents that reach the sea and produce small tidal waves. Somber. Silent City of Death. From a somber, silent city of death and desolation, St. Pierre has become a hideous ampitheatre of fiery, roaring destruction. The people are convinced that God is angry with the island and means to scourge it with tire and then sink it in the ocean. Utter and unreasoning ft ar possesses all souls Even Fort de France Is believed to I., un* ife Th- presence of the relief ships, I,, wt v. r. is helpful to the people, who say "lh? American llHg makes safety. Th- Potomac could not approach close to St Pierre. The UUle will sail tomorrow f, r St. Vincent, but the other vessels will remain here. The scientists who nave arrived will ex amine into the <iuestion of the danger of th. peaks of f'arlKt. near Fort de France. beo'minK active volcanoes. I Tie outburst of yesterday probably means a ruined is land. as all confidence is lost. "We want not food, but only to leave, is the cry of all. rich and poor alike. THE ERUPTION OF ^iTURDAY. M. Labot Gives Thrilling Account of Mont Pelee's Outbreak. CASTRIES. Island of St. Lucia. R W. I.. May 22.? M. Labat, the senior town coun cillor of Fort de France.who was among the rtfugees who arrived here yesterday from Martinique on the Norwegian steamer Hei ga. accompanied by his entire family, was interviewed today by a correspondent of the Associated Press. He said that since the St Pierre disaster the population of Fort di Frame had been excited and anxious. This was inte'isitied as the ash showers from Mont Pelee thickened, pumice rained more often, and the frequent detonations became louder. Councillor l.abat related thrilling stories of escapes from the environs of St. Pierre, which he gathered from refugees. "On Saturday, at 3 o'cle>ck in the after n- on." he said, "an incessant rain of ashes obscured the sky. and at 5 o'clock total darkness prevailed. The population gener ally was unm rved Sunday was lighter, but the ash rain continued, with an occa sional fall of lava slag and pumice, and continuous rumblings from the mountain and the feeling of anxiety continued. Singular Phenomenon Witnessed. "At 5:31* a.m. on Monday a singular phe nomenon was witnessed in the northeastern sky. Clouds like gigantic, white ostrich plumes rose high in the heavens. They had luminous linings, which were mistaken for llame-s, though they were only caused by the rays of the rising sun, and threw the people into consternation. "At noon the sea began to recede, with a heavy ground swell, tossing the shipping so severely that vessels broke fre>m their moorings. Then a long, rolling wave spread over the* sea front. It did little damage however, and the sea again receded and left a considerable area of the shore per manently uncovered. At the same time the ash rain became twice as violent, and peb bles fell. They were followed by pieces of heavy rock, some of which weighed from three to twelve pounds each. "The panic-stricken people rushed out of their houses, some making for the moun tains In the interior of the island, and others seeking to escape on board the ship ping In port. "The scene was one of the wildest con fusion. Whole families assembled on the tties and along the beach, nearly all ot them falling on their knees and screaming forth appeals for boats to take them to the it earners, to which some of the men swum 01T." Steamers Aided the People. The steamers at Fortde France kept a large number of people on board until evening, when the phenomena subsided, and most ot th?> refugees were put ashore. On Tuesday steamers took away the elestltute people who remained on be>ard. and also a number of paying passengers. Three hundred ref ugees were landed here and l.MK) were taken to the Island of Guadeloupe. The refugees who were landed at this place had. as a rule, nothing with them but the clothes they wore when they left Fort dc France. ar.J itaiy are. now supported by public funeis or private subscriptions. UNION STATION BILL WAB DEPARTMENT TO MAKE A REPORT ON IT. That Action Taken by House District torn mittee?Other Local Meas ures Acted Upon. The War Department is to be asked to make a report to the House committee on the District of Columbia on the union sta tion bill. This action was decided on at a meeting of the committee held this morn ing, when the union station bill was taken up informally for the first time. The motion to refer the bill to the War Department was made by Mr. Cowherd, who stated that it would be highly proper and very valuable for the committee to have the opinion of the engineers of that department as to the effect of the proposed tunnel through the Capitol grounds on both the Capitol and Library buildings; whether the Jar caused by trains passing through this tunnel would not in time injure these buildings. Mr. Cowherd also said he under stood the bill provided that the railroads should vacate all of the public parking ifiyuWere now occl'Pying in the city, on \*nich point it would also be desirable to have a report from the War Department. Favorable Report Ordered. The committee authorized a favorable re port to be made to the House on the reso lution which has passed the Senate to per mit steam railroads In the District of Co lumbia to occupy additional parts of streets In order to accommodate the traveling pub Armltenfdiue r.he enc!lmI>ment of the Grand the Republic In October, 1!K12 slom'rc r,es?i'uti0n auth"rlz'H the Commls ?.i. J to issue to steam railroad compa nies permits to temporarily occupy addi tional parts of streets for the purpose of accommodating the traveling public at ot thl^H e.n,','ampment of the Grand Array ?u, , Republic in October, l!Hrj; provided that such temporary occupation shall not exceed the period of fifteen davs and shaM f?fi,',,""*1"' prescribed b, ?aU TMSrrS5Ka ?? rfbi-s: sawa s? 5?' 8 E*"? to Lya.cier .Ceiue Omnibus Code Bill. The omnibus code bill, which carries a number of proposed Senate and House amendments to the District code, which is now being perfected by the judiciary sub committee of the House District commit tee. will be favorably reported to the House by the subcommittee as soon as completed TO PROTECT THE CAPITOL. Conference Between Superintendent Woods and Fire Department Officers. As the result of a conference held this morning between Elliott Woods, superin tendent of the Capitol, and Fire Marshal Sidney Beaver and Assistant Chief W T Belt, a recommendation will be made for the installation of a fire alarm station at theCapitol, as well as increased fire-fighting facilities for the great marble building. Ever since the disastrous explosion of gas under the Supreme Court chamb<r and the resulting fire. Mr. Woods has been giving careful study to the subject of fires. Two stalled'"in*<thnPUmr-S alrt'ady been ln" n ,h engine rooms of the Senate and House since that occurrence, and sufti ment cr?rrl'listril,,"(<1 throughout the base ment corridors to make quick and effective action possible in case of a tire enecme oul 5l?"alr?!!nlf"K standpipes up the vari nf th shafts met with the approval f marshal and assistant chief when I?'1*1"? Woods today. This would <nable firemen to go up the elevator to any ft??to thee?fhe'r, f!"8e With th<*m and atta^h sib*e time. p within the least pos The need of a fire alarm station was an fa"se a l)r?longed and unnecessary delay in cast- of an emergency. Marshal Heaver and Chief Belt have been making inspections particularly of apart Thev h^rm,1U;inB lh" Past months. ihty ha\t made many recommendations and suggestions regarding apparatus firl ThevSwr'r r"' 'LKhtS to in,iicate the same. I ne\ were much gratified in being called set by Mr PWor 7"? mornl"? Th(" example ? ? w ? ? Woods in wanting every possible hr1,"bghtinj; facility in a fireproof buildin" they said, would do much to encourage the ..irne thoughtful action by owners and couW be urged by them as a precedent SHIP SUBSIDY BILL. Argument in Its Favor Before House Committee. Capt. W. F. Humphrey of the Boston Towboat Company and the Boston Steam boat Company made a general argument in f'Hor Of the ship subsidy hill before the House committee on merchant marine and fisheries this morning. The subsidy ques tion, he said, was purely a business propo sition, and was devoid of both politics and the question of free trade or protection. A mercantile fleet was. he urged a nec SLaUllllarj' to a "Khting navy. In wa i ? a c"mp:,ris"n between the "ocean wUhKo,nh* 'Cnna*e of th* United States 5.*', J'.1*""' nations Capt. Humphrey said and a half ,imes more tonnagl! A com parison as to tonnage and uonulatinn ed that, counting the ^opte of Owt ami ain and Canada, there was one ton of shin Pin* under the British flag for everv four people: In Sweden and Norwav <>nl ? for every six inhabitants; in Germany one ton for every twenty-three inhabitants- in Spain, one ton for every twenty-four-' In France, one ton for every thirty-flve-' In Belgium, one ton for every thirty-six'- In In V ?"t eVery 'orty-nlne; in Chile one ton for every fifty; in the United States' ?fl 'In" J'"" eVery "^y-'our inhabitants' three JaPal>. one ton for ev"y eighty The recent decline in American shipping he ascribed to increased interest nn? Jl PaSt?h>'i ca,>ita,ists 'n American railroads ami their consequent withdrawal from ship! ping enterprises. snip The protective tariff was also ascribed as a very patent reason why American shipping had greatly fallen off er'can ?? fffffiiSSS"* '??? matter.'"?"11"1*6 '0?k """" ?? lb. New Use for the Time 'Rati The time ball on the Navy Department building was utilized this morning in giving the signal to the battery which was as s gmd the duty of firing a salute on the ar [, of il!e F"nch mission at the Whi'e House. The time ball will also be used as a signal at the unveiling of thf ttatue < f da?y th? ton wfli"^ mornin? thai na> ine bail wili be dropped from th^ tr.n ?aflf shortly after 11 "'5 -sh.uid not be confoundcd with the rtsru'ar n^rmday signal by those who lookto "he signal to regulate their timepitw. Conference as to the Indian Appropriation. Bill.; IT WILL BE SIGNED BUT CERTAIN FEATURES ARE OB JECTIONABLE TO PRESIDENT. Joint Resolution to Correct These De fects?Gen. Horace Porter Pays His Respects. President Roosevelt's reception of the offi cial French visitors and a long conference on Indian affairs took up over two hours of his office time today, and consequently left little time for the transaction of busi ness and the seeing of cailcrs. Senators Stewart and Quarles of the In dian affairs committee of the Senate and Representative, Lacey of the same commit tee of the House spent nearly an hour and a half with the President going over some of the details of the Indian appropriation bill, now before the President. Mr. Roose velt objects to several features of the bill, and it was to arrive at some understanding that the conference was held. It Is thought that the President will sign the bill as It stands with an understanding with the Sen ate and House committees on Indian af fairs that a resolution shall be passed by Congress correcting the objectionable pro visions. A resolution bearing upon the opening of the reservation of the Spokane Indians was rushed through the House a few days ago, but this is not the only section of the bill that does not meet the approval of the President, and so a resolution is likely that will cover more ground. In the case of the Spokane Indians the President fears that the bill does not sufficiently safeguard the interests and rights of the Indians in the matter of allotments. The Nintah Reservation. He has also raised somewhat similar ob jection in the provision of the bill opening the Uintah reservation of Utah to settle ment. He does not think the bill is specflc enough in caring for the future of the In dians in the matter of allotments and the proceeds from the sale of lands. The President talked with Representa tive Sutherland of Utah about the Cintah provision, and Mr. Sutherland laid before the chief executive some facts tending to overcome objections that arise In the President's mind. The impression prevails that the Presi dent will not withhold his approval of the bill until the corrective resolution is passed but will sign now and take It for granted that the changes he desires will be satis factorily made. Gen. Horace Porter Calls. Gen. Horace Porter, United States am bassador to France, paid his respects to President Roosevelt. He was received in the library, where he talked some time with the President. The personal relations be tween the two men are exceedingly friend ly, and the President has often expressed his hearty appreciation of the splendid work of Gen. Porter. Ambassador Porter is taking a vacation, the first he has had since he went to Paris live years ago. "The prompt action of the President and Congress in the Martinique disaster has touched every heart in France, ' saiil Gen. Porter, when asked by a Star reporter as to affairs in that repub lic. "Our relations with France have never been better than in the last few years, and the kindly feeling of the French for this country has been intensified by our sympa thy for the Martinique sufferers. The Freneh mission now here in connection with the Rochambeau exercises is a most dis tinguished one, second to none ever sent abroad by France. The French officials and people are interested in the commission and will be grateful for the warm reception being extended to their representatives by President Roosevelt and the people of this country." The Coming of Kaiser Wilhelm. The reported intention of Kaiser Wilhelm to visit this country when the monument to Frederick the Great is unveiled Is not known to be true at the White House or in State Department circles. There Is hope, however, that the report is true. There is nothing to prevent his coming to the United States if he desires, and there is every as surance that he would be received as befits his rank. RULES FOR EMPLOYES. Chicago Northwestern Prohibits Use of Tobacco and Whisky. CHICAGO, May 22.?Officials, of the Chi cago ar.d Northwestern road have begun a campaign against the use of tobacco in any form by emi loyes of the passenger depart ment while on duty. The management also has tabooed loose pecuniary practices. An assignment of wages by an employe is pro hibited and will be cause for his dismissal. Rules of the most stringent kind are also promulgated against the use of intoxicants or the frequenting of places where they are sold. An employe who does either is liable to immediate dismissal. INDIANA COAL COMBINE Its Purpose is to Raise Price of Pro duct. CHICAGO, May 22 ? Consolidation of all the coal interests in Indiana, covering 117 mines of an output of ?,000,000 tons a year and of a value of $15,000,000, In one big corporation with headquarters In this city, will be effected within a month, according to thi Chronicle. The effect of the con solidation, It Is understood by coal men of this city, will be an increase In the prices of every quality of c?al mined in Indiana. BRITISH ESTIMATE OF GODKIN. London Papers Praise His Pro-English Proclivities. IX)NDON, May 22.?The newspapers here regard the death of Edwin I-awrence God kin, editor emeritus of the Evening Post of New York, who expired at Brixam, South Devonshire, Tuesday night, as being a distinct loss to Great Britain, as well as to America, and comment on his friendship for Great Britain. The Westminster Ga zette says: "He was at one time the most powerful editor In the United States and became one of the great champions of England at -a time when to be her friend was not so easy a business as It is today." The Dally News pays a tribute to him as its former correspondent in New York, "who. In the early days of the civil war' furnished the Daily Nc<Ws with informa tion on which this paper was able to fore tell the triumph of the north. It was not the least of Mr. Godkln's services to the world that, through him, the cause of the north had at least one advocate in London in the days of its adversity." MUNICIPAL BUILDING AMENDMENT MADE TO BILL IN THE SENATE. Matter for Consideration 0f Conferees? Full Text of the Section as Finally Adopted. The adoption of the omnibus public building bill by tha Senate yesterday after noon marks another advance of the project of a municipal building for the District of Columbia. An amendment was adopted In the Senate, on motion of Mr. Fairbanks, chairman of the committee reporting the bill, changing the paragraph for a munici pal building by striking out the provision allowing E street directly north of the old power house square to be used as a portion of the site for the buHding. Unless such a provision is agreed to by the conferees the building line will be along E street, and the structure cannot be brought out to Pennsylvania avenue, as provided by the House. The striking out of this provision also made it necessary to strike out the refer ence to the removal of the tracks of the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Ver non Electric railway from E street be tween 13Vi to Hth streets. As the provision allowing- the use of E street north of the old power house site was put in the bill in the House the question of finally throwing " out W'H be decided by the conferees. Section as to the Building. The entire provision for a municipal building as passed by the Senate is as fol lows: Sec. (i. That the Secretary of the Treas ury and the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, jointly, be and they are here by authorized and directed to acquire for a sum not exceeding $530,000, for the joint use of the United States and the District of Columbia, for the erection thereon of a municipal building for said District, square -M, In the city of Washington, District of Columbia; provided, that if the Secretary nww i treasury shall be compelled or I obliged to institute condemnation proceed ings in order to acquire said site, such pro- | ceedlngs shall be In accordance with the provisions of the act of Congress approved i August .W. 18!t0. providing a site for the enlargement of the government printing of- I flee. (Lnlted States Statuua at Large vol ume 2tl, cfoaper 837.) K l 1 When the Secretary-of the Treasurv shall ha\e completed the purchase of said site he shall proceed at once to contract for the erection and completion thereon of a fire proof building for the accommodation of the municipal and. other o?ces of the DIs J?* of Columbia, the total cost of said building including cost of site, not to ex ceed $1,500,000. one-half of which shall be chargeable to the revenues of the District of Columbia and the other half to be paid T" ??y money in the treasury of the rril States not otherwise appropriated. oa[i k y rv^'on construction of said building may he placed In charge of an ??v'ernment specially qualified for the duty, to be appointed by the Presi dent of the Lnited States, and who shall receive fnr^ his additional services an in crease of 25 per centum in his salary, to be ing ?Ut 0t the ar'1)ro.pr,i#t,<m for said bulld Redeenied His Promise. "Representative Duvla Mercer of Ne braka made an address at the Riggs House two years ago, wherein he declared that he would give the District a municipal build ing, ' said Maj/ir Sylvester to a Star re porter today. "Mr. Mercer has redeemed his promise, and that which has been neces sary and called for in these many years is about to become a reality. "Since 1887 the Police Department has moved from one building to another and never had proper facilities for business thi, ,TC' conn"<'t;d wlth lt ?n appreciate what the new project means. "'The people of the District should indi cate in an emphatic manner their apprecia tion of Mr. Mercer's effort." APPEAL WITHDRAWN. Announcement of Gen. Wilson of the Red Cross. John M. Wilson, vice president of the American National Red Cross, has issued the following statement: | Information having been received, through the Department of State, from the American consulates at Martinique and St. I A incent, W. I., that the supplies already furnished for the relief of sufferers from the recent volcanic disturbances in the Is lands are sufficient for present necessities, that adequate measures are being taken by the French, English and local authorities for the supply of future needs, and that further contributions by the people of the ?? .? States are unnecessary, the appeal of the American National Red Cross for aid for the victims of the disaster is hereby withdrawn. ' "Donations for the purpose of such relief already or hereafter received will be held for use in any emergency that may arise requiring action on th?: part of the organi zation. I PALMA'B MESSAGE. Says Cuba Will Never Forget Its Debt of Gratitude. The Secretary of War has received the following message from the president of Cuba: - Havana, May 21, 1002. Ellhu Root. Secretary of War, Washing ton: I am deeply moved by your heartfelt message of congratulation on the inaugura tion of the Republic of Cuba, to the birth of which the people and the government of !uCi state8 have contributed with their blood and treasure. Rest a ,sured that the Cuban people can never forget the debt of gratitude they owe to the great republic with which we will always cultivate the closest relations of friendship and for the J"i"8vf,er y of whlch Pray to the Al miehty. T. B8TRADA PALMA. A Year's Extension Wanted. Secretary Hay has requested the Danish government to enter Into a protocol, extend ing for one year the period of time allowed for the ratification of the treaty of cession of the Danish 'West Indian Islands. This action is necessary to keep alive the treaty untn ' r.by. lhe Unlted State? ,t.he. Danish rigadag can <ict finally upon it at the next session in September. A Quarantine Declared. I nited States Minister Swenson, at Copen hagen, has cabled the .Department of State that the Danish government has proclaimed Jluarantlne against vessels /JXiy S? 15 l,he Danish West Indian Islands from Barbados, owing to the appearance of smallpox there. Assigned to the Coast Aritllery. Second Lieutenant Henry R. Casey, Artil lery Corps, has been assigned to duty with Cjfnbyf w*"' Ceaj3t Artillery-at Fort ? ? Steamship Arrival, i ?*, At Havre?La Lorraine, from Naw York. Y*rk tiU6en*towa"-Germanic, from New Action of the Presbyterian General Assembly. FEW NEGATIVE VOTES IT Wlli NOW GO TO THE PRESBY TERIES. Stirring Scene in the Assembly When the Vote Was An nounced. NEW YORK, May 22.?The general as sembly of the Presbyterian Church today adopted the report of the committee on creed revision making changes In the con fession of faith. This action, which was practically unanimous, was taken with lit tle or no debate. The changes proposed will now go to the various presbyteries for rati fication. When the report was presented last Friday a motion for Its adoption was made at once, but the vote was deferred until today. As was to be expected, the prospect of an interesting debate on creed revision attracted a crowd which filled the galleries solidly, and when the doors of the ground floor were opened all the seats not reserved for commissioners were occupied at once. The Rev. Dr. Henry Van Dyke, the mod erator, before the hour set for considera tion, spoke for a moment. "1 do not btlieve that my task as moderator is to be a diffi cult one,' he said, "but it is a delicate one. In this chair, where you have put me, I want to say that I am not a member of any organization or any committee. I am a plain Presbyterian and your moderator? your servant. I want to plead that this discussion be carried on in the spirit of good fellowship. Have nothing either rushed through or delayed. The matter be fore us Is a simple proposit!on. The assem bly of 1!M)1 appointed a committee to do a particular thing. What you have to p;tss on Is not whether that certain thing should be done, but whether the committee has done It to your satisfaction." Outsiders Admitted to Floor. On motion the privilege of the floor was extended to the members of the committee who were not commissioners. On motion of the Rev. Dr. David U. Wylie, speeches on the report were limited to ten minutes, except that of the commit tee chairmen. The Rev. Dr. James D. Moffatt then moved the adoption of the eleven overtures to be sent to the presbyteries. The Rev. Dr. Henry C. Minton, chairman of the revision committee, spoke for the report. He would not, he said, argue the merits of the whole report, but would speak of the especial considerations which influ enced the committee. They were guided, in the first place, by the work of the com mittee of 1802. The presumption, of course, was always in favor of the explicit orders of last year's assembly. There were two elements on the 1 committee, he explained, those who prefer red to make all amendments by verbal modifications and those who wished to make the changes by separate declaratory statements. Obviously there had to be some yielding, and it was not all on one side. "The misapprehensions as to the con fession," continued Dr. Minton. "have come [ from two causes; first the unguarded state ments in the confession itself, and, second, unwarranted inferences from the confes I sion. In the first cases verbal changes would be the remedy. In the second, decla ratory statements were necessary." Question About the Pope. Dr. Minton then took up the various points on which the committee had been asked to pass. "Regarding the pope of Rome," he said, "the confession distinctly says the pope is the anti-Christ and the son | of perdition. Now, if that was true and if we want to say it?let it stand. If not true, or if true and we do not wish to say it, take it out. "I may belive that the pope is anti-Christ on general principles. I am quite willing to declare in the face of the Vatican or the whole world, for that matter, that the pone using the crown rights of Jesus Christ is anti-Christ and the son of perdition. The committed followed the only proper course r? P?1SUe by broa<lening the statement." I rfRented the accusation brought that the Presbyterian Church believed in In fant damnation. "The critics and enemies of the Presby terian Church have rolled it under their j tongue as a sweet morsel that we believe in infant damnation. We resent the accu sation that this chapter contemplates any such interpretation." Dr. Minton was loudly applauded when he closed. Lvh??ReK ,D,r- Moffatt urged the assem fiJ' . address. to decide the ques tion quickly by a vote to adopt. J?" ?eY; D^- R- Russell Booth of this citj. who has been known as a strong anti revisionist, asked the assembly to adopt unanimously, and at once, the report. As he closed his short remarks there I came loud cries of "Question," "Question " i from all over the assembly. The general assembly then adopted the te,H.n,entMry There were only ?1? votes. This now makes the adoption of the entire report of the com | mittee on revision complete. WRECK OF THE MAINE. Mr. Lodge's Bill to Remove It and Re cover Bodies of Sailors. The removal of the wreck of the battle ship Maine from the harbor of Havana and the recovery of the bodies of the sailors lost on her are provided for in a bill intro duced in the Senate today by Mr. Lodge. Suitable burial is to be given these bodies at Arlington, but relatives of any of the sailors lost on the battle ship "may be given the bodies for burial. For these nur poses |1,(100,000 is appropriated. The bill fairs Crred t0 the comin,ttee ?n naval af MR. MILBURN'S ACCIDENT. Will Not Be Able to Officiate Again This Session. Rev. Mr. Milburn. the blind chaplain of the United States Senate, will not, it is be lieved, be able to again officiate in the opening of the Senate with prayer during the present session of Congress. This is the result of the accident to Mr. Milburn last Tuesday, when the toes of one of his feet were crushed. It will be some time before he is again able to walk, as ht? very'feeble' ^ Ume ?f the acc,dent was A Change at West Point. Major James D. Glennan, surgeon, now on leave of absence, has been ordered to dutv at the West Point Military Academy, reliev ing Major "W Uliam L. Kneedler. surgeon, who is ordered to duty at San Diego, Ca' in turn relieving Contract Surgeon William San ?an3s<? * transferred t0 at SELECTION DEFERRED PRESIDENT WILL NOT APPOINT JUDGE THIS WEEK Friends of Candidates Decline to Enter Into Compact for Deciding Contest. The understanding today among those who are directly interested in the Siting of the vacancy in the office of associate jus tice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, caustd by the dtath of Jus tice Bradley, is that President Roosevelt will not make the appointment until next week. The absence from the city of the Attorney Central is said to be responsible for the delay. Those who are conducting the campaigns, so to speak, for the three leading candi dates, Messrs. Gould, Leighton and Du vall, this morning reached the conclusion that they will not confer regarding the sit uation. This is taken to indicate that the suggestion that the local bar, as a whole, should present to the Presidtnt the names of the three candidates mentioned, with the statement that the selection of any one of them would be satisfactory to the bar, will not be adopted. It is stated that the friends of each of the candidates pre fer to act independently of the others. Claims for Mr. Gould. Those who are endeavoring to bring about the elevation of Mr. Gould to the bench to day say that of the local tar more than four hundred members have signed a state ment favoring his appointment. They do not hesitate to show the list, and willingly direct attention to the signatures of a big majority of the older lawyers who are among the recognized ltaders of the bar. Mr. I^eighton's friends continue to smile and look confident. In behalf of Mr. Duv;l1I It is declared that he Is so far ahead in the race that the other two competitors will not be in sight at the finish. Although something has already been done at the White House in behalf of each of the leading candidates, the expectation Is that marked activity at that point will ?be noticeable next Monday, the day the At torney General, who will, it Is thought, be consulted by the President r< girding the appointment, is scheduled to return to this city. The many friends of Mr. William Meyer Lewin have mentioned- him In connection with the judgeship. Mr. Lewin, however, stated to a Star reporter this afternoon that he did not wish his name to be used. He is in no sense a candidate, having al ready indorsed Mr. Ashley M. Gould for the position. Mr. Moulton's Name Presented. Senator Dillingham and Representative Haskins of Vermont presented to the Presi dent today the name of Hosea B. Moulton for judge of the Supreme Court of the Dis trict to fill the vacancy caused by Judge Bradley's death. Mr. Moulton's name was put before the President yesterday, but It was then stated that the position he desired was on the bench of the Court of Claims. This statement was erroneous. Mr. Moulton !?. a '?f.aiate for the vacancy on cue L.e triet beneri. LOUBET AT ST. PETERSBURG. French President Meets With an En thusiastic Greeting. ST. PETERSBURG. May 22.?President Loubet arrived here this morning from Tsarskoe-Selo and was accorded an enthu siastic and popular reception. The railroad station and city were lavishly decorated, and men, women and children thronged the streets, waving tricolor llags and wearing tri-color flags and wearing Franco-Russian alliance souvenirs of all descriptions. The French president was met at the station by the mayor of St. Petersburg, who of fered him the customary bread and salt and heartily bade him welcome. M. Lou bet, in reply, said he entertained no doubt of the cordiality of his reception in any part of Russia, as he knew the hearts of Russia' and France beat in unison. Deputations of ladies presented M. Loubet with baskets of tlowers for transmission to Madame Loubet. After inspecting the guard of honor. M. Ixiubet proceeded to the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. He was acclaimed along the route followed by enormous crowds of people. DISAPPOINTMENT AT VATICAN. Pope May Not Give Official Reception to Taft Commission. ROME. May 22.?Doubt Is felt in Vatican circles as to whether the pope, after all, will give an official reception to the Taft commission. Official notification of the arrival of the commission here at the end of May has now been received from the United States em bassy and has caused disappointment at the Vatican, as it specifically eliminates all th> political aspects sought to be attached to the commission. It is set forth that the commission must not in any way be re garded as an American recognition of the Vatican's policy toward Italy, and points out that the commission is of a purely business character and in no way connected with politics. THREATEN TO LYNCH NEGRO. Citizens of Webb City Mo., Take Him From Jail. WEBB CITY, Mo., May 22.-A mob In tent on lynching Will Jones, a Joplin negro, who Is charged with assaulting Mrs. John Parmeter, aged fifty years, a white woman of this city, surrounded the jail here early today. Jones was captured last night, and it seems certain he will be lynched if he Is identified by Mrs. Parmeter, who Is expected to see him during the day. MISS DUNCAN TO MARRY. Niece of the Late President to Wed Mr. Wins low. Special DlKpatch to The Evening Star. CLEVELAND. Ohio, May 22?Extensive preparations are being made for the mar riage of Miss Sarah Duncan, niece of the late President McKinley, to Mr. Herbert Winslow. The couple will leave here after the wedding for Oakmond, where they will spend several months. Miss Duncan was born In Pittsburg and will make that her fu ture home. For the past year Miss Duncan has devoted herself to social settlement work. The late President McKinley often found much amusement In her devotion to her ideals, of which he heartily approved. She spent the winters of 1809 and 1900 with her uncle and aunt at the White House, and she is. therefore, quite well known in Wash ington society. Painters' Strike Settled. ST. LOUIS, May 22.?By a compromise which gives the men for th? present a par; of the increase 111 wager demanded and the full increase after the 1st of next Jan uary, the strike of tta? union painters in St. Louis has been settled. The painters 'demanded an increase of wa(ts from to 45c. an hour. PLAY A WHITING GAME Coal Mine Operators Have Little to Say ON PUMPMEN'S STRIKE ?TKIKEBS BEGIN TO USE FORCE IN PLACES. Some Washeries Forced to Close and Others Shut Down Voluntarily. Wll.KESBARRE, Pa., May 22 The ex ecutive commHtw of the thrw anthracite districts of the I'nlte-d Mine Workers re sumed their Joint sessions this morning for the purpose of considering any further business that may he presented. Neither President Mitchell nor the committeemen would say what matters would he taken up. but as the call for the proposed special national convention has not yet been is sued. it is believed by those around striko headquarters that this will be the principal thing that will engage the attention of tho meeting. President Mitchell had no information to impart before he entered the meeting. He confirmed the Associated Press dispatch that the Michigan bituminous district had consented to the call for a national con vention. Mr. Mitchell was disinclined to talk on the proposition of calling out the engineers, firemen and pump mm unless they are given an eight-hour day at the present wages, except to say that he ex pects the mine owners to comply with the> demands of the union. Operators Have Little to Say. Inquiry at the offices of the big coal companies here today failed to elicit any definite Information as to how the oper ators will meet the latest demands of the miners. At the offices of one of the largest companies In the field It was said no defi nite plan had yet been decided upon be cause It was not positively known until last night what action the union would take, and the company wants more time to think the matter over. The general impression prevails that most of the companies will refuse the demands, and there Is much speculation as to the next move of the mine owners. Some of the smallar companies, it is known, have been training their mtn to be firemen and pumpmen, and in some col lieries they have already displaced that class of workers. It Is rumored non-union men will be imported to take the places of the engineers, firemen and pumpmen. WIUKESBARRE. Pa.. May 22,-The meeting was in session only a short time. At 10:45 o'clock 8 recess was taken until this afternoon. Nothing was given out. It is evident that the committees are waiting for something important. HAZUETON. Pa.. May 22.?Matthias Schwa be. a small independent operator, to day started up his colliery at South Heber ton. All of his miners are to receive the wages demanded by the m ne workers. The output will be for home consumption ex clusively. It commands Vi a ton at the breaker. Strikers Sail for Europe. NEW YORK, May 22.?More than a hun dred coal miners from the Pennsylvania fields sailed for Europe today on the steam ship Auguste Victoria. They were mostly Poles and Hungarians. Some Were accom panied by their families. Several of the nun said they had quit work in obedience to the strike order, and. believing the strike would be a long one, de cided to visit their former homes. Washeries Shut Down. PITTS TON, Pa.. May 22.?A new phase developed here in the mine strike today when all the washerles In this district con trolled by the Erie company shut down. They have been running steadily, turning out tons of coal daily. The shut-down was due to orders received from New York last night, a conference of the railroad presidents having been held In that city yesterday, when it was decided to cease all washery operations. Strikers Capture a Washery. TAMAQl'A, Pa.. May 22 ? Eed by a drum mer and bugler, several hundred striking miners marched on the Smith-Meyers wash ery this morning. A sentry posted in a tree fired his gun as a warning to the men at the washery that the strikers were ap proaching. (titrations were at once dis continued. When the strikers were within fifty yards of the operation they were met by Charles Meyers, one of the operators. Mr. Meyers appealed to them not to damage any prop erty or to Injure any of the men. He said that he would pledge his word that not a pound of coal would be washed until the strike had been settled. The marchers then appointed a committee to met the employes and the latter promised not to work until an order to do so is issued by the I'nited Mine Workers' officials. After the men had agreed to do this the marchers returned to town. The three anthracite executive commit tees of the United Mine Workers of Amer ica, at their Joint meeting at Wilkesbarre. Pa., yesterday, decided to permit the en gineers. firemen and pumpmen to remain at work, provided the coal companies grant them an eight-hour day at present wages. If these demands are not granted by June 2. the men shall then suspend work. Al though the instructions issued to the local unions do not specifically say that the men shall cease work on that date If the demand Is not granted, they are so con strued by the committeemen. Th e action was taken after two se ssions had been held, which consumed the entire day. At present the engineers, firemen and pumpmen work ten hours a day. Home of the firemen work twelve. NEW VIRGINIA CONSTITUTION. Question of Submission to Be Decided Thursday. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. RICHMOND, Va? May 22.-The constitu tional convention re-assembled here today at noon. Seventy members were prese-nt. The report of the committee on final ses sion was printed with the recommendation that the convention proceed and determine at once what method should be adopted for putting the new constitutk>n into effee^. This was agreed to. Senator Daniel offered a resolution, which was agreed to. providing for taking up tb? question of disposing of the constitution to morrow morning, and to take a vote on tte matter in the following order: (1) Submission to the present electoral?. (2) Submission to the new electorate. (3) To proclaim. The vote will be taken on Thursday at 1:30 o'clock. Secretary Shaw's Departure. Seen tajy Shaw le ft last night for Mont gome ry. Alt., where he will Join the Thofr;>.on C2r~rers cn:-.l party tomorrow. Saturday t'n C c < :* y w 'l deliver an a4> driis at Slmira:: if*.:- ch the pang; will sta.t on te.fc ix Ln: '.K.> to WashlncM%